How to Join NECPWA

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North of England Classic & Pre-War Automobiles (formerly known as The North East Club for Pre-War Austins) was established in 1966. It is now the largest Historic Vehicle Club in the North of England, with 850+ members (as per March 2024).

Membership is open to any enthusiast of old motor vehicles, and it is not necessary to be a vehicle owner to join the club, however attendance at Club organised rallies is generally restricted to vehicles built before September 2001. [NB individual branches and some events nay have different entry rules, some with stricter age limits].

How Much Does Membership Cost?

NECPWA Club Membership is still only £15.00 per year for UK residents and covers both husband & wife/partner.

However, to encourage younger people to the Classic Car movement, membership for those under 30 years of age is free. (With a free subscription though, younger members will only receive the 'E' version of Club Magazine, NECPWA News, not a printed copy)

A Membership Application Form (including the club 'Privacy' Policy) can be downloaded from the: File Archive

Once printed off and completed, ⁣ you can post or e-mail the application form to the membership secretary, whose details are on the application form and are shown below on this page.
How to pay your club membership fee
  • You can pay by bank transfer (Bank details on the application form)
  • You can pay via standing order / direct debit (Bank details on the application form)
  • You can post a cheque with your application form

Or, if you can't download/print the form, you can e-mail the Membership Secretary, Doug Gillanders: - email - membership @ who can post one out to you.

Please Note: if you do send the form via e-mail or pay via bank transfer, you still need to send the membership secretary a stamped addressed A5 (type C5) envelope to receive your membership card.

The Membership Secretary is: Doug Gillanders, Finkle Cottage, Little Thirkleby, Thirsk, YO7 2AZ - email - membership @

Club Benefits
  • An illustrated Club Magazine issued 8 times a year with articles on restoration and current news and views on historic motoring and a page for members to buy and sell vehicles or parts.
  • Free Membership for those under 30 years of age (with 'E' version of the magazine included)
  • A vintage Advertiser for spare parts.
  • Discounts on Vehicle Insurance.
  • A large Club library of hard to find articles and manuals
  • A Spare Parts Store in West Cornforth, Durham.
  • Regular meetings at many local venues throughout the year. Film shows and lectures are often arranged.
  • Help to obtain original registration numbers from the DVLA.